Logger, if you get something different then that High 5 you'll do MUCH better I think. Look at the tempest plus if you want to get going a little faster ! What were your RPM's so i can calculate your Slip %
My knowledge of props is very limited as eviedenced by my running the high 5 still.. A 25 p tempest plus would give me better top end? I assume I would lose some hole shot with the trade?
thanks in advance. logger
you would want to go down in pitch - I went from 5 blade 23p to a 3 blade 21p. I just put it on yesterday and haven't had a chance to go run it yet. There should be a performance difference in the holeshot - but with the Vent system that helps with holeshot on the tempest it shouldn't be too drastic. tempest should run better with a heavy load too. once I get my boat out on the water i'll let you know the difference. Don't get rid of the high 5 as its a good prop for pulling tubes/skiers. I did a lot of research and talked to a lot of people. again, i'll let you know what I think.
Suggest 2 props, Tablerock...here's my current setup, mainly inherited but it's to my liking:
00 Coral 202, 98 225 Opti, 25P Trophy Plus (worked by Rich Boger), 3.5" prop to pad, 8" Jackplate, WOTRPM=5600
68 mph gps with 1 person, full tank of gas & tournament load of gear on smooth water.
The Tempest Plus is a good prop (have one on my 95 Cajun bassboat w/ a 175 EFI, 24P, 6" JP and saw 63 mph)-not sure what your RPM limit is on the 200 EFI, but 24P and 2-4" increase in setback may get you a few mph. All depends on your budget & time to tweak. Can't help you on the ski prop-haven't bought one yet but plan to go cheap with a goal of fast hole shot and slow speed (<35 mph) stability. From reading some of the F&S posts, seems like a lot of folks carry 2 props-1 for each purpose.
I've got a 02 210 Reata, 225 Opti, Hi5 23P, turning about 5600 rpm, 1/2 to 3/4 tank fuel with a buddy, or the family, I top out right around 52.
How is that 3 blade working for you, or have you changed from that? 52 for this tank of a boat isn't bad, (not good either) but I think 60 may be attainable without drastic changes. I'd be interested in hearing about your set up.
never done a WOT run with boat light always done on fishing trips with livewells full fuel tanks full, gear full 2 or 3 guys . both fishing seats and bow mount on.
hot day 63 gps very light chop 3 guys up stream 5800 rpm 23p tempest plus .
did 1 run alone 2ft chop 5800rpm 64mph gps raining, still had trim and stick left.
probably 66-67 if i took off bow mount and all tackle out of bow